from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The condition or quality of being external or externalized.
- n. Something that is external.
- n. An incidental condition that may affect a course of action: "Our economic system treats environmental degradation as an externality—a cost that does not enter into the conventional arithmetic that determines how we use our resources” ( Barry Commoner).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being external or externalized.
- n. A thing that is external relative to something else.
- n. An impact, positive or negative, on any party not involved in a given economic transaction or act.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. State of being external; exteriority.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being external.
- n. Superficiality.
- n. An external; an outward rite, ceremony, or form.
- n. Undue regard to externals; the sacrifice of substance to form.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior
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